Senior Technical Buyer
Johannesburg, South Africa
2d ago
source : Executive Placements

Negotiate and enter into multiyear cost effective contracts with major supplier in conjunction with Executive Manager Procurement and GM Supply Chain.

Determine and ensure strategic suppliers for the specific specialised area or commodity existence in the long term. Procurement of all production material, non-production materials, Capex, maintenance requirements and services locally and overseas.

Responsible for the Procurement Process, price evaluations, cost analysis, negotiations and final procurement selection of suppliers.

Finalisation of Contracts / SLA''s and the management thereof over the contract / SLA period.

Ensure on time delivery of goods to customers.

Liaise with Cross Functional teams for inputs in selection of new suppliers.

Ensure that the regulations and procedures are followed correctly.

Preparing and executing cost reduction strategies and Value Engineering Projects.


B Comm / B Tech / Technical Qualification or relevant NQF Level 6 Management Qualification.

Technical qualification and / or Commercial qualification will add an advantage.

10 years procurement experience with at least 3-5 years on management level.

5 years procurement experience in a Technical / Mechanical Environment.

3 years material handling exprience.

Project management experience.

Strong Commercial Orientation and Planning skills with highly organised approach.

Excellent Negotiation and Communication Skills.

Advanced Computer Literacy ( MS Office Packages and SAP)

Ability to work independently, show initiate and demonstrate good judgement.

Good Problem solving skills.

Sound financial and technical background

Driver s License is essential.

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